Your questions answered for our PERU trip

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What food can I expect to eat in Peru?

Cusco is home to some of the best Peruvian cuisine. Dishes include alpaca, guinea pig, and various meats paired with rice. You will also find potatos and vegetables in many dishes.

You will always be served local Peruvian style dishes in a family style manner and you will never leave a meal feeling hungry. We can cater to any dietary needs!

Pisco is also very popular in Peru. There will be plenty of opportunities to try Pisco in Cusco.

What are the accommodations like in Peru?

Stay in shared boutique hotel rooms close to the historic center of Cusco.

Solo travelers will be paired with another person of the same gender.

You can request a friend to be your roommate upon checkout.

If you'd prefer not to have a roommate, private room options are available upon request, subject to hotel availability for an extra charge. Please contact for more details.

What is the altitude in Peru?

Our hikes and tours take place anywhere from 8,000-17,000 feet in altitude. It is essential to spend 2-3 days minimum in Cusco or at a similar elevation prior to taking any trek with us.

We recommend staying well hydrated and getting plenty of rest prior to your hike.

Please ask your doctor if you are concerned with the altitude. Altitude meds can be prescribed.

What is the weather like in Peru?

Weather in the Peruvian Andes can be unpredictable ranging from hot to cold. Hikers should be prepared with proper gear and be ready for variable weather conditions throughout the day.

We reserve the right to cancel a trip prior to leaving Cusco if we feel conditions are unsafe. Temperatures can range from 35° F degrees in the morning to 50°F degrees in the afternoon. The sun does get intense in the afternoon and we highly recommend bringing sun protection.

What should I pack for Peru?

Winter gear is suggested for the Rainbow mountian hike in particular.

For more information check out our packing list.

What is the physical level of the trip?

High. This trip is for those who enjoy being physically challenged and reaping the rewards. It includes moderate to intense physical activities and participants should expect to be active 6-8 hours most days.

Participants should have an active lifestyle, and may want to consider training for high altitude.

How much should I budget for food and activities?

All breakfasts and most dinners are included.

Average price of a lunch with a drink is USD $15-$20. Only you know your spending habits. There will be opportunities to purchase some local, hand-made souvenirs. So plan accordingly.

Keep in mind that most restaurants will accept credit card. We recommend having around $300 USD in cash (for just in case purposes). Although many places will accept US Dollars, we recommend exchanging into the local currency for a better exchange rate.

What is the nightlife like?

There are plenty of nighlife options in Cusco that are within walking distance from the hotel.

Do you have last-minute deals?

Yes! When travelers take advantage of our “Switch Your Trip” program last minute slots open up on sold out trips. Visit our Trips On Sale page for the latest last-minute deals.

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